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by HikeWI
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Favorite backpacking recipes and food for the Trail
Topic: Happy hour drinks
Replies: 2
Views: 1476

Re: Happy hour drinks

Our happy hour choice is lemonade and either vodka or bourbon.
by HikeWI
Thu May 09, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Backcountry Permits
Topic: A Note from the GNP Backcountry Permit Office
Replies: 23
Views: 8118

Re: A Note from the GNP Backcountry Permit Office

Hey all, sorry I brought the board down. Should have chosen my words better. I made the cardinal sin of posting while angry and hitting send before re-reading twice, but you can't unring a bell, so I'll own what I said, with a couple words of explanation. My comments were not directed at the rangers...
by HikeWI
Wed May 08, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Backcountry Permits
Topic: A Note from the GNP Backcountry Permit Office
Replies: 23
Views: 8118

Re: A Note from the GNP Backcountry Permit Office

Perhaps if the backcountry office isn't staffed in the off season they shouldn't be trying to implement new software in the off season (especially during sequestration). Also, they should be putting more priority on the project management tasks involved in software implementations. There are tried a...
by HikeWI
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: I Can't Imagine a Vacation/Year at Glacier Without...
Replies: 9
Views: 1441

Re: I Can't Imagine a Vacation/Year at Glacier Without...

A few more... 1) Sending in our back country permit, and praying to the BC gods that we'll get the trip we wanted, watching the status page every day to see if the sites in our trip are now gone :P 2) Waking up at the Maltanna Inn before sunrise to drive the last few hours into the park, stopping at...
by HikeWI
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Hiking
Topic: Dawson-Pitamakan and Elk Mountain
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Re: Dawson-Pitamakan and Elk Mountain

Lyman, We spoke with a BC ranger about the trail, and she said the snow "evaporates" from the trail, making it a great early season hike. Elk Mountain is definitely steeper than Mt Brown. There are only a couple switchbacks at the top, otherwise it's just a constant steep uphill (you really notice i...
by HikeWI
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Hiking
Topic: Dawson-Pitamakan and Elk Mountain
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Re: Dawson-Pitamakan and Elk Mountain

Well, let's see if the pics work. Sorry for the quality, I just did a quick upload to photobucket to see if this works. Destination from the trailhead http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii581/hikingbadger/Glacier%202012/74dae053.jpg Breaking out of the trees http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58...
by HikeWI
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Hiking
Topic: Dawson-Pitamakan and Elk Mountain
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Re: Dawson-Pitamakan and Elk Mountain

We just did Elk Mountain a few weeks ago (still working on pics and thinking about a report of our trip since I haven't seen a couple of our trails on here yet). It is a steep trail, only about 3.5 miles from start to top of the overlook, with almost all of the 3300 feet gain in the last 2 miles. Fi...